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« on: August 14, 2010 12:30:06 PM »

This is a wedding gift for some friends of mine who met in Japan, and love Japanese style and culture.  It's mostly stem stitch, with seed stitch for filling and split stitch for the hair. I'm pretty happy with it, but wish I had done some things different; I also worked it much faster than usual because their wedding is quite soon. 



I found the line drawing somewhere online with a google image search, and printed it straight on to a piece of ivory silk dupioni I had. She's about nine inches tall.



Unfortunately it was hard to get good pictures, I waited until it was in the frame before taking pics, and my camera's macro function is messed up.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010 12:36:57 PM »

This is beautiful! Great job, and what a wonderful gift!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2010 06:52:02 PM »

THATS AWESOME! I love how you used the seed stitch to fill it in!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010 06:53:21 PM »

Oh wow! She is beautiful! You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010 05:04:11 PM »

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I love how you used the seed stitch to fill it in!!

Thanks! I usually just do the outline, but I wanted to make it look more substantial without actually doing the work to fill it all in. Seed stitch worked perfectly because I didn't really have to pay attention to what I was doing  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010 06:03:58 PM »

Mad love!!! It's very elegant!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2010 06:58:31 PM »

Well done - beautiful work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010 03:38:28 AM »

Wow, this is beautiful! Really lovely delicate stitching. The filler works very well, too - gives a sense of colour without being overwhelming. I'm sure your friends will love it!
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Very beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010 08:50:15 AM »

really beautiful!
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